How to Stop Wanting the Wrong Things
Running in the right direction It’s easy to run the opposite direction from God. Sometimes we have to just stop and turn around. This is called repentance, and it begins by seeing our sin for what it is. There are two places we typically run when we see our sin. One, we hide like Adam and Eve, making fig leaves. We hide away beneath the cover of religion or morality. And two, we run from God in outright rebellion like the prodigal son. Both responses take us further from freedom, further from God’s love. Repentance is the confession of the specific ways I have offended God, turning away from that sin and toward God for forgiveness. God doesn’t ask us to confess our sin so we will feel guilty. He asks us to confess our sin to find freedom and to come back to Him.